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FC Goa hinder Mumbai City FC’s winning streak with a 0-2 victory

With this win, FC Goa have managed to take a further step to ensure a semi-final berth by moving up to the third place while Mumbai City FC still hang on to the second spot in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL)

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On February 1, an Edu Bedia strike in the 29th minute and a spot-kick from Ferran Corominas in the 79th minute, helped FC Goa end Mumbai City FC’s unbeaten run to ten matches, at Mumbai Football Arena. Head coach Jorge Costa made only one change to the starting XI that emerged victorious against Bengaluru last week, with Matias Mirabaje replacing an injured Modou Sougou.

Jorge Costa made only one change to the starting XI that had beaten Bengaluru last weekend, with Matias Mirabaje replacing injured striker Moudou Sougou. On the other hand, Hugo Boumous was benched as Ahmed Jahouh returned to first-team action.

The away side made some early moves as in the second minute, a brilliant dummy by Brandon sent the ball to Mandar on the left edge of the box. However, his shot was tipped over the bar by Amrinder Singh. Coro also pulled the trigger from outside the box on the 10th minute, but it was straight at the goalkeeper.

For the next quarter-hour, both the teams tried to net the ball, but the game was hampered by rash challenges at both ends of the pitch, with Seriton, Milan, and Goian all going into the referee's book. Eventually, the scorecard ticked in the 27th minute as Brandon led the charge down the left flank and Edu Bedia tapping the ball in the net.

On the other hand, the hosts lacked the power to attack as Bastos and Arnold constantly failed to combine the tactics with their new partner Mirabaje. Thus, the Islanders reached the first half with a goalless scorecard.

While Mumbai looked to dominate the match in the second half, FC Goa substitute Hugo Boumous made an impact immediately and made a pass in front of the target to Ferran Corominas, who was brought down by Subhasish Bose and resulting in a penalty kick. The Spaniard managed to convert the penalty kick into a goal and became the highest scorer in ISL history.

With this win, Goa managed to take a further step to ensure a semi-final berth by moving up to the third place while Mumbai still hung on to the second spot.

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